The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 57 50 52
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1932 2066 2027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.47% 3.70% 3.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.26% 4.69% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1430 1451 1366
Median daily rate £425 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £320 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 18
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £19.60 £21.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.48 £49.50 £65.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £30.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
45374 44011 42946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.60% 78.86% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29986 27420 26807
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1279 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.82 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 1764 £425 - 372
London -19 809 £450 -5.26% 180
South East +10 338 £400 - 61
North West -8 145 £375 -3.22% 42
City of London -15 141 £475 - 54
Scotland -26 116 £358 -5.92% 21
West Midlands +22 115 £405 +5.19% 25
East of England +21 105 £425 +6.25% 19
South West -18 87 £400 - 12
Edinburgh -9 84 £363 +0.69% 7
Yorkshire -22 82 £383 +9.28% 16
Buckinghamshire +29 75 £400 +8.10% 13
Berkshire +22 72 £425 +12.58% 15
Milton Keynes +16 63 £400 +11.88% 8
Manchester 0 62 £375 -0.99% 30
East Midlands +18 56 £400 +3.22% 12
West Yorkshire -3 53 £400 +20.84% 13
Hampshire -9 52 £425 - 9
Birmingham +22 40 £450 -5.26% 7
Surrey -3 38 £450 +12.50% 8
Cheshire -12 35 £413 -1.78% 6
Leeds -18 32 £403 +17.51% 11
Bristol +4 29 £363 -3.33% 4
Wales +1 29 £350 -14.11% 5
West Sussex -4 29 £400 - 2
North East -25 28 £415 +22.96% 3
Northamptonshire +14 26 £513 +20.58% 4
South Wales +17 25 £338 -32.50% 5
Cardiff +3 24 £331 -33.75% 3
Reading +2 24 £381 -1.67% 4

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 1288 (34.60%) Finance
2 930 (24.98%) Agile Software Development
3 792 (21.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 706 (18.96%) Project Management
5 659 (17.70%) Banking
6 544 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
7 432 (11.60%) SQL
8 307 (8.25%) PRINCE2
9 306 (8.22%) Retail
10 305 (8.19%) Microsoft
11 304 (8.17%) Change Management
11 304 (8.17%) Use Case
12 274 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
13 271 (7.28%) Degree
14 268 (7.20%) User Acceptance Testing
15 266 (7.14%) MS Excel
16 258 (6.93%) Waterfall
17 256 (6.88%) User Stories
18 255 (6.85%) ISEB
19 250 (6.72%) Data Analysis
20 248 (6.66%) Scrum
21 242 (6.50%) SDLC
22 240 (6.45%) Oracle
23 238 (6.39%) Migration
24 229 (6.15%) Investment Banking
25 225 (6.04%) UML
26 205 (5.51%) Data Modelling
27 194 (5.21%) CRM
28 186 (5.00%) MS Visio
29 185 (4.97%) SAP

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 100 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 67 (1.80%) CMS
3 46 (1.24%) Confluence
4 39 (1.05%) SAS
5 20 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
6 19 (0.51%) Apache
7 13 (0.35%) WebLogic
8 12 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (0.32%) Skype for Business
8 12 (0.32%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 10 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.24%) Drupal
10 9 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.19%) MS Project Server
12 6 (0.16%) Documentum
12 6 (0.16%) JBoss
13 5 (0.13%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.13%) IIS
Applications
1 266 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 186 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 159 (4.27%) MS Office
4 100 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 85 (2.28%) MS Project
6 14 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.054%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.054%) SPSS
9 2 (0.054%) Windchill
10 1 (0.027%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 93 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.48%) Sonata
3 16 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.38%) Tercero
5 13 (0.35%) SAP HCM
6 12 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 10 (0.27%) SAP HR
8 9 (0.24%) TradeThru
8 9 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
9 8 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
10 7 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
10 7 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
10 7 (0.19%) SAP CRM
10 7 (0.19%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
11 6 (0.16%) HFM
11 6 (0.16%) Hi Portfolio
11 6 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (0.78%) Office 365
1 29 (0.78%) SaaS
2 21 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.48%) IaaS
4 15 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
5 12 (0.32%) Yammer
6 7 (0.19%) Force.com
7 5 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
8 4 (0.11%) Lucidchart
9 3 (0.081%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.081%) PaaS
10 2 (0.054%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.054%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.027%) AdWords
11 1 (0.027%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.027%) Trello
11 1 (0.027%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 30 (0.81%) Internet
2 20 (0.54%) Intranet
3 13 (0.35%) WAN
4 9 (0.24%) DNS
5 8 (0.21%) DHCP
5 8 (0.21%) LAN
5 8 (0.21%) VoIP
6 7 (0.19%) Firewall
6 7 (0.19%) Skype
7 6 (0.16%) Broadband
7 6 (0.16%) MVNO
7 6 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (0.16%) SAN
7 6 (0.16%) WebEx
8 5 (0.13%) NAS
8 5 (0.13%) Network Security
9 4 (0.11%) ATM
9 4 (0.11%) CTI
9 4 (0.11%) FTP
9 4 (0.11%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
2 155 (4.16%) SQL Server
3 68 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 62 (1.67%) Data Mining
5 55 (1.48%) Oracle Database
6 50 (1.34%) Big Data
6 50 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
7 46 (1.24%) Relational Database
7 46 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
9 36 (0.97%) QlikView
10 34 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
11 33 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
12 30 (0.81%) MS Access
13 24 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
14 22 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (0.43%) Hadoop
17 15 (0.40%) MySQL
18 14 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 114 (3.06%) JIRA
2 32 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
3 19 (0.51%) Visual Studio
4 17 (0.46%) Selenium
5 13 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (0.32%) Axure RP
7 11 (0.30%) Cucumber
8 10 (0.27%) CA Gen
8 10 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
9 8 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 8 (0.21%) NUnit
9 8 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
9 8 (0.21%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.19%) ERwin
10 7 (0.19%) Git (software)
10 7 (0.19%) Jenkins
10 7 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (0.16%) Maven
11 6 (0.16%) MSTest
12 5 (0.13%) HP UFT
General
1 1288 (34.60%) Finance
2 659 (17.70%) Banking
3 306 (8.22%) Retail
4 229 (6.15%) Investment Banking
5 117 (3.14%) Front Office
5 117 (3.14%) Legal
6 114 (3.06%) Telecoms
7 104 (2.79%) Back Office
8 83 (2.23%) Marketing
9 74 (1.99%) Retail Banking
10 43 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 42 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
12 41 (1.10%) Law
13 37 (0.99%) Financial Institution
14 34 (0.91%) Publishing
15 32 (0.86%) Advertising
15 32 (0.86%) Local Government
16 29 (0.78%) Billing
17 25 (0.67%) Games
18 15 (0.40%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2715 (72.93%) Analyst
2 2433 (65.35%) Business Analyst
3 311 (8.35%) Project Manager
4 232 (6.23%) Senior Analyst
5 214 (5.75%) Senior Business Analyst
6 208 (5.59%) Consultant
7 185 (4.97%) Developer
8 183 (4.92%) Financial Analyst
9 174 (4.67%) Banking Analyst
10 170 (4.57%) Finance Business Analyst
11 151 (4.06%) Architect
12 138 (3.71%) Agile Business Analyst
13 135 (3.63%) Banking Business Analyst
13 135 (3.63%) IT Analyst
13 135 (3.63%) Project Analyst
14 131 (3.52%) Business IT Analyst
15 130 (3.49%) IT Business Analyst
16 128 (3.44%) Digital Business Analyst
17 126 (3.38%) Digital Analyst
18 121 (3.25%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (2.95%) .NET
2 88 (2.36%) XML
3 81 (2.18%) Web Services
4 71 (1.91%) HTML
5 39 (1.05%) CSS
6 29 (0.78%) Middleware
7 25 (0.67%) AngularJS
7 25 (0.67%) ASP.NET
7 25 (0.67%) HTML5
8 23 (0.62%) COM
9 22 (0.59%) jQuery
10 20 (0.54%) .NET Framework
11 18 (0.48%) SOAP
12 17 (0.46%) Spring
13 14 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (0.38%) Entity Framework
13 14 (0.38%) FpML
14 13 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
14 13 (0.35%) REST
15 12 (0.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 544 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
2 180 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 108 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 103 (2.77%) User Experience
5 95 (2.55%) Derivative
6 77 (2.07%) Fixed Income
7 63 (1.69%) Equities
8 57 (1.53%) NHS
9 51 (1.37%) Credit Risk
10 50 (1.34%) Computer Science
11 41 (1.10%) Data Centre
12 38 (1.02%) Reference Data
13 36 (0.97%) Data Structures
13 36 (0.97%) Market Risk
13 36 (0.97%) Visualisation
14 28 (0.75%) Mobile App
15 25 (0.67%) Data Integration
16 24 (0.64%) PMI
17 18 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
18 16 (0.43%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 117 (3.14%) Windows
2 76 (2.04%) Unix
3 42 (1.13%) Linux
4 12 (0.32%) Windows 7
5 10 (0.27%) Android
5 10 (0.27%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.16%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.13%) Windows 8
7 5 (0.13%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.11%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.081%) AIX
10 2 (0.054%) Solaris
11 1 (0.027%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.027%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.027%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 930 (24.98%) Agile Software Development
2 792 (21.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 706 (18.96%) Project Management
4 307 (8.25%) PRINCE2
5 304 (8.17%) Change Management
5 304 (8.17%) Use Case
6 274 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
7 268 (7.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 258 (6.93%) Waterfall
9 256 (6.88%) User Stories
10 250 (6.72%) Data Analysis
11 248 (6.66%) Scrum
12 242 (6.50%) SDLC
13 238 (6.39%) Migration
14 225 (6.04%) UML
15 205 (5.51%) Data Modelling
16 194 (5.21%) CRM
17 159 (4.27%) Asset Management
18 154 (4.14%) ITIL
19 149 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 432 (11.60%) SQL
2 138 (3.71%) Java
3 105 (2.82%) C#
4 74 (1.99%) JavaScript
5 54 (1.45%) PL/SQL
6 45 (1.21%) Python
7 34 (0.91%) VBA
8 32 (0.86%) Shell Script
8 32 (0.86%) T-SQL
9 26 (0.70%) C
10 19 (0.51%) Bash Shell
11 18 (0.48%) VB
12 16 (0.43%) C++
13 14 (0.38%) PowerShell
14 12 (0.32%) PHP
14 12 (0.32%) Ruby
15 8 (0.21%) Apex Code
15 8 (0.21%) Scala
16 7 (0.19%) ABAP
17 6 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 271 (7.28%) Degree
2 255 (6.85%) ISEB
3 164 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 88 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 55 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 53 (1.42%) PMI Certification
7 48 (1.29%) DV Cleared
8 41 (1.10%) CBAP
9 40 (1.07%) PMP
10 33 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 27 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 26 (0.70%) ACCA
13 25 (0.67%) CIMA
13 25 (0.67%) IIBA
14 16 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
15 13 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (0.27%) ISTQB
16 10 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 7 (0.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
18 6 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (3.46%) QA
2 75 (2.01%) Data Quality
2 75 (2.01%) MiFID
3 39 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
4 38 (1.02%) FATCA
5 36 (0.97%) EMIR
6 28 (0.75%) Dodd-Frank
7 26 (0.70%) Solvency II
8 15 (0.40%) SLA
9 13 (0.35%) AIFMD
10 12 (0.32%) CRD IV
10 12 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 12 (0.32%) UCITS
11 10 (0.27%) Basel II
12 7 (0.19%) GAAP
12 7 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.16%) ISO 9000
14 5 (0.13%) Basel III
14 5 (0.13%) COBIT
14 5 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 44 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.054%) UAG
5 1 (0.027%) Docker
5 1 (0.027%) GPFS
5 1 (0.027%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.027%) Samba
5 1 (0.027%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.027%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
1 24 (0.64%) Puppet
2 11 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.13%) AirWatch
3 5 (0.13%) Control-M
4 4 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
5 3 (0.081%) OpenView
5 3 (0.081%) SCCM
5 3 (0.081%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.054%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.027%) Ansible
7 1 (0.027%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.027%) MOM
7 1 (0.027%) Nagios
7 1 (0.027%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.027%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.027%) OPNET
Vendors
1 305 (8.19%) Microsoft
2 240 (6.45%) Oracle
3 185 (4.97%) SAP
4 68 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
5 42 (1.13%) ServiceNow
6 39 (1.05%) Informatica
6 39 (1.05%) Pega
7 38 (1.02%) Tableau
8 34 (0.91%) IBM
9 27 (0.73%) Cognos
10 26 (0.70%) Adobe
11 24 (0.64%) HP
12 23 (0.62%) Sitecore
13 22 (0.59%) Murex
14 21 (0.56%) Remedy
15 20 (0.54%) Avaloq
15 20 (0.54%) Hyperion
16 18 (0.48%) Teradata
17 17 (0.46%) SaltStack
18 16 (0.43%) FNZ
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
ConSol Partners
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 - £630.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hertfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Templeton & Partners
Rate: £80 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Highland
Capgemini UK
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands (County)
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day Excellent Team plus up to £75 pd receipted exps.
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Montash
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago